Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cataldo v. Concrete Systems, Incorporated

Case Name: Cataldo v. Concrete Systems, Incorporated
Docket Number: 2:12-cv-10027-PDB-MAR
Date Filed: 1/4/2012
Judge: Hon. Paul D. Borman
Status: Closed

On January 4, 2012, Michael Cataldo (“Plaintiff”) filed suit against Concrete Systems, Inc. (“Defendant”) for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,865,005 (“the ‘005 patent”) entitled “Prefabricated Concrete Retaining Wall.”  The ‘005 patent generally relates to a modular retaining wall made of prefabricate concrete elements and a method for constructing the modular retaining wall in a straight or drafted configuration. Ultimately, on January 17, 2012, the case was voluntarily dismissed by the Plaintiff.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Finisar Corp. v. Cheetah Omni, LLC

Case Name: Finisar Corp. v. Cheetah Omni, LLC
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-15625-PDB-MKM
Date Filed: 12/23/2011
Judge: Hon. Paul D. Borman
Status: Closed

            Finisar Corporation filed suit against Cheetah Omni, LLC seeking declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of the following patents: 1) U.S. Patent No. 6,888,661 (“the ’661 Patent”), entitled “Square filter function tunable optical devices,” 2) U.S. Patent No. 6,847,479 (“the ’479 Patent”), entitled “Variable blazed grating,” 3) U.S. Patent No. 6,445,502  (“the ’502 Patent”), entitled “Variable blazed grating,” and 4) U.S. Patent No. 6,721,473 (“the ’473 Patent”), entitled “Variable blazed grating based signal processing.” Ultimately, on April 4, 2014, the suit was dismissed with prejudice by the parties.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hitkansut, LLC et al. v. UT-Battelle, LLC

Case Name: Hitkansut, LLC et al. v. UT-Battelle, LLC
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-15598-NGE-MAR
Date Filed: 12/21/2011
Judge: Hon. Nancy G. Edmunds
Status: Closed
Disclaimer: Dickinson Wright PLLC represents the Plaintiffs in this matter

            Hitkansut, LLC and Aceledyne Technologies, Ltd., LCC (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed suit against UT-Battelle, LLC for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,175,722 (“the ‘722 Patent”), entitled “Concurrently applying heat and vibration; oscillation.” The ‘722 Patent generally relates to methods for modifying a physical property of a structure, such as reducing or relieving internal stress, in which multiple energy sources are concurrently applied to the structure to change the physical property of interest in an accelerated fashion. The ‘722 Patent is also known as the “Walker Process” and is utilized in connection with automotive components.

The Plaintiffs demanded a jury trial and requested declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. Ultimately, the Plaintiffs determined that the proper forum for this lawsuit was the United States Court of Federal Claims and on May 7, 2012, the Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the action without prejudice to assert the claims of infringement in another action.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Federal-Mogul Corp. et al. v. NJT Enterprises et al.

Case Name: Federal-Mogul Corp. et al. v. NJT Enterprises et al.
Docket Number: 2:11-cv-15480-MOB-RSW
Date Filed: 12/14/2011
Judge: Hon. Marianne O. Battani
Status: Pending

            Federal-Mogul Corporation and Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc. (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) filed suit against NJT Enterprises and JVIS-USA, LLC (collectively, “Defendants”) for patent infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,234,439 (“the ‘439 Patent”), entitled “Illuminated Cup Holder Assembly.”  The Plaintiffs also alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment against the Defendants. The Plaintiffs are seeking declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief. The case is currently pending.